June 04, 2005

The Da Vinci Code

Do I need say more ??
First up, I gotta say that tho I am not an ardent thriller/suspense types book fan but there were many places where the book just became un-put-downable. True this is quite a controversial novel, but that just adds to its publicity.

Well, this was a very very well connected book. The secrets, were NOT AT ALL predictable and tho the story only starts to unravel most of the mysteries at the end, I was pretty shocked as to how the author managed to reveal everything so gracefully and it didn't sound made-up types one bit.
I don't know if it stands out as one of the best, but yes, you have got to give it to Dan Brown that this person sure knows how to keep the readers hooked to the book. The story was very intriguing and very simple to follow, tho most of the times I was dying to keep track of all the secrets and when he would finally reveal the mysteries.

Now, the controversial part. Sure, with all the things that he had written and claiming the findings to be true, this had to create a controversy. But it makes you think at the end "Do we need to bother whether religion is based on a sound fact or not ?". I mean as long as religion serves the purpose of faith and does put hope into you, I think it is good enuf.
Quoting from the movie The Shawshank Redemption "“. . . . Hope is a good thing. .
. . . . maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies." These are strong words and they do mean a lot of truth.

The way in which Dan Brown used the controversy or as many call "conspiracy theory" of claiming Lord Jesus to be a mere mortal, tho at no time trying to say anything less about His great deeds and how great He is. The claim seemed quite much to have a fraction of truth in it.
In the later part of the story, u tend to be torn apart between the religios aspect that the author is referring to and the actual story that's going on in the book.

All the time of reading the book, I could imagone myself seeing a movie with various twists and turns and infact, it was so much beyond a movie.
In the end, I will still say that I am quite surprised with the way all suspenses were bought to justice and how the author managed to give all secrets a proper burial.

Two thumbs up for this one.

3 Comments:

Anonymous TheDarkLord(u know rite..?) said...

that was quite a gud review.....yes indeed ..a gr8 one...eagerly looking forward for the movie.....wow! its gonna be just awesome wid robert langdon being played by none other than tom hanks

9:03 AM  
Blogger anshul said...

well yes, the movie is gonna b something to watch and I am even quite eager to c Sir Ian McKallen play the role of Teacher.

3:28 PM  
Blogger ansari said...

I still say the book's overhyped...sure...it was a good read. Better than most other suspense type books. But they've carried this too far man.... everybody's just gushing abt it.

12:22 PM  

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